Toby Hudson was born and raised in Amarillo and is a third generation police officer. He has served the APD for 20 years. Toby attended West Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He has been a member of the Amarillo Police Officer's Association since he was sworn in as an officer. Toby has served three terms on the executive board as Vice President, and is the current President of the APOA. He has been married for 16 years and has one son. Toby has served on the Boots and Badges Blood drive committee since it's inception in 2008. The annual blood drive, featuring area police and fire fighters, has amounted to thousand of life-saving blood donations. The idea of Boots and Badges, which started right here in Amarillo, has expanded and spread to large and small cities across West Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Toby teaches several police disciplines to officers and recruits, and enjoys fitness and coaching youth sports.
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LT. Shane Chadwick started with the APD in October of 1996. He is a second generation officer with the department and has been a member of the association from the beginning. He has served as vice-president on the association board and is currently the treasurer. LT. Chadwick is also the Senior Chaplain for the police department and works with other chaplains throughout the community.
Carmela Ogden was born and raised in Amarillo, TX. She is a 13 year veteran of the Amarillo Police Department, graduating from the 76th Amarillo Police Academy. She is currently assigned to the Crime Scene Investigation Unit/ Homicide Unit. She has been a member of the Amarillo Police Officer’s Association since 2007 and was first elected to the executive board of the Amarillo Police Officer’s Association in 2014. Carmela is currently serving her third term on the executive board and is focused on many more productive years. She has served on the Boots and Badges committee since 2008. She is married to Sgt. Casey Ogden and together they have blended a family of two sons and one daughter.
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Ed Carroll was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. Ed served in the United States Marine Corps where he participated in Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He attended West Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration. His career extends nearly 3 decades with the Amarillo Police Department. He has worked in various areas of the PD includes Uniform Patrol, School Liaison, Crisis Intervention Team, and has been a Crime Scene Investigator since 2009. He is married to his wife, Jennie, and they have 5 children. They attend Southwest church where Ed and Jennie led a small group and have served as Trek guides with the Youth group. Ed has served on the APOA board as the Secretary in his early portion of his career.
Jaycin Smothermon was born in Childress Tx and has been a panhandle resident all his life. He has worked as a Police Officer for 20 years in the Texas Panhandle and has been with the APD for 16 years. He is married to his wife Falon and has 4 children. Jaycin has performed several duties as a Police Officer that include patrol, crises intervention, pro active criminal enforcement and SWAT. Jaycin enjoys time with his family and friends and strives to make his community a better place to live, work and play.
Susan Dorris has resided in the Texas Panhandle her entire life. She attended West Texas A&M University and holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. she started her Law Enforcement career at Potter County Sheriff’s department and transferred to Amarillo Police Department through an abbreviated academy in 2007. She has worked in Uniform Patrol, School Liaison, Juvenile Detective and is currently a Crime Scene Investigator. She is a member of the Honor Guard and the Gang Intelligence Unit. She is married to her husband, Jeff Dorris and they have five five children and two grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.